The 2021 Surface Laptop SE features the 6W Intel Gemini Lake Refresh dual-core Intel Celeron N4020 up to quad-core Intel Celeron N4120 with the boost speed up to 2.60 GHz. While the 2021 Surface Pro 8 features the 28W 11th Generation Intel Tiger Lake UP3 dual-core Intel Core i3-1115G4 up to quad-core Intel Core i7-1185G7 with the boost speed up to 4.80 GHz.
If you are in the market looking for a laptop and don't know what's the difference between the 11.6″ Surface Laptop SE (2021) and the 13″ Surface Pro 8 (2021), we have a detailed tech specs comparison between both devices for you to check out here.
Surface Laptop SE vs. Surface Pro 8: Specs Comparison
The most affordable Surface Laptop - Starting at $249, the Surface Laptop SE helps students achieve the skills they need for their future with a laptop designed for Windows 11 SE and Microsoft 365 for Education.
Easy to Repair - Surface Laptop SE has replaceable components including the keyboard, display, battery, and mainboard without special tools required.
11.6-inch HD Liquid Crystal Display Module.
Up to Intel® Celeron® Processor N4120 (4C/4T, Up to 2.60 GHz, 4MB Cache)
Up to 8GB DDR4 Memory.
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Up to 16-hours of battery life
Microsoft Precision touchpad
New Pro Design It features the new bigger 13” edge-to-edge PixelSense Flow display.
Better performance It’s now 2.1x times faster than Surface Pro 7 and 3.5x times faster than Surface Pro (5th Gen).
Better specs 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake processors, Intel Iris Xe G7 graphics, up to 32GB of 4267 MHz LPDDR4x memory, WiFi-6, and Bluetooth 5.1.
Longer Battery Life It now offers a better battery life with up to 16-hours of typical device usages.
2 x Thunderbolt™ 4 Supports USB 4.0, 40Gbps transfer speed, DisplayPort, Power Delivery, Docking, and external GPU.
Removable SSD For better data security and privacy, now the Surface Pro 8 feature a removable SSD.
10MP rear-facing camera 4K video recording 2W stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos
No backlit key.
No touch screen.
No Inking support.
No IR camera for Windows Hello Facial Recognition.
No Fingerprint reader.
All plastic bodies instead of Aluminum.
Using Intel UHD Graphics instead of Intel Iris Plus Graphics.
Those are the top must-have accessories for Microsoft Surface devices so far. With Surface Pen, Surface Dock, Surface Precision Mouse, and microSD card will significantly increase your Surface performance, storage, and productivity.
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